Police: Man fatally shot was a Boston city worker

Fifty-five-year-old Alexander Allen was found shot multiple times inside his home on Saturday night.

Boston, MA  -  8/12/18  -   A Boston Police car is stationed outside the Mattapan home, at 201 Manchester Street, where a man was fatally shot on Saturday, on his 55th birthday.
A Boston police cruiser was stationed outside the crime scene on Sunday. –Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

BOSTON (AP) — A man who was fatally shot in Boston’s 33rd homicide this year was a Boston Public Works employee.

Fifty-five-year-old Alexander Allen was found shot multiple times inside his own Mattapan neighborhood home on Saturday night.

He was rushed to an area hospital and pronounced dead. A family member said Allen had just celebrated his birthday that same day, and that someone broke into the house and opened fire on him.

Allan worked as a highway foreman, according to city payroll records. There are currently no suspects, but the department is continuing an investigation.

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said Saturday night, “one homicide is too many,” and that last year at this time, there had been 32 homicides in Boston.

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Police are asking anyone who witnessed the shooting to call detectives.